Sunday, March 4, 2018

Egyptians vs. Hadendowah (Fuzzy-Wuzzys)

I have been working on my 15mm Colonial troops.  I just finished my 2nd company of Egyptians.
Currently, the Egyptians have:
2 companies of Egyptian infantry (Old Glory)
1 company of Sudanese troops (Old Glory)
1 platoon of Egyptian gendarmes (Essex)
1 group of foot Bashi-Bazouks (Peter Pig)

1 troop of Egyptian cavalry (Old Glory)
1 unit of Bashi-Bazouk mounted. (Essex)

2 ammunition mules painted with 4 more primed. (Old Glory)

Enough artillerymen for 7 guns, way too many.  (Old Glory, Essex and Minifigs) Blame Old Glory packaging.

Each company, as per The Sword And The Flame and Colonial Adventures 2nd Edition has two platoons of 20 men including and officer and NCO.  The company commander is a separate stand. I don't have the additional NCO per TSATF, but that's no problem to add. 3 figures.

The Egyptian cav consists of 16 figures, allowing me to switch between TSATF's 12 and CA 2nd Ed's 15.

The artillerymen are mounted 2 to a large base, which can hold the unattached gun, and a small base with 2 more figures, so they can be used for cannon and machine guns.

There will be approximately 225 Egyptian allied figures at Bayou Wars this year on Friday.

click on the photo for one large enough to see.

The Hadendowah consist of 5 tribes of 3 rubs each.  A rub is 20 men including a leader.  The tribe adds a mounted leader. These are mostly Old Glory with one tribe supplied by Stone Mountain Miniatures, who show their age. In addition there is an 8-man mounted unit supplied by Essex.  There is an overall leader.  This gives a total of  322 figures.  Because this is early in the war, the Hadendowah have very few rifles.

Once again, click on the photo to get one large enough to see.

 You will be able to fondle them at Bayou Wars.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers and our followers.  My output has been minimal. I recently painted 12 Viking bondi and 12 Saxon fyrd, from the same Warlord Games Dark Age Warrior boxes. I've just started working on 24 GW Rangers of Middle Earth as Grey Rangers.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Jack Scruby catalog 1962

I just refound my 1962 Jack Scruby catalog. I was about 14 or 15 when I received it.  All of the colored pictures and price changes were done by yours truly.

At that age, I worked in the only cafeteria in town on Sunday afternoon for the amazing amount of $4.00 total, so the miniatures were out of my reach. A box of Airfix figures were $0.49 at that time.  And I had discovered Ace double science fiction paperbacks! (Still a little too early for dates!) A trip down memory lane.  

Note that the last photo is a table set by Bruce Sigfried of Dayton, Ohio.  Who might that be?

42 pages.  There are no missing pages.  Some were printed on only one side.  As always, click a pic for a larger view.

I also have the pages PDF'ed and a single PDF document of all the pages, but, as I have no website, I have no way to upload them.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ponze de Cabeza, a Conquistador of Little Note.

I used Warrior Heroes: New Dawn, currently under development at THW. It's intended for fantasy, and what is more fantastic than Native American Amazons!  Ponze had the Healer trait, which allowed him to heal both his wounded troopers with one spell.  He could do nothing for the dead crossbowman. Dead is dead.

I also attempted to simulate heavy fog by only doing terrain when the conquistadors entered a new section. That was not particularly successful.  I ended up using night rules of 6" visibility.